Arvarh Strickland was a force for change at MU and in Columbia

Arvarh Strickland, MU's first African-American professor, is shown in a 1990 photograph.

Arvarh Strickland was a force for change at MU and in Columbia. The first black professor at MU and a lifelong advocate for minority hiring in higher education died Tuesday morning at age 82.

Concussion worries cause tension in Columbia's youth football community

The youth football community fears for the safety of children, but it also fears for the survival of the game. How exactly do you make football safer without changing the game?

Boone County jury finds Columbia man guilty of second-degree murder

Anthony Tyree Graves could receive a sentence of 30 years in prison for shooting Deaudre Johnson, 17. Circuit Court Judge Kevin Crane  will make a decision on Graves' sentence on June 10.

Missouri pitching coach Pete D'Amour quietly leads staff to success

In Pete D'Amour's seven seasons as Missouri softball's pitching coach, he has quietly led the team to pitching success, but he would never admit he deserves any credit.

Asbestos, electrical issues complicate Ash Street apartment fire aftermath

A former resident who worked as an electrician for the Navy told Columbia fire investigators she complained to the company about possibly unsafe electrical fixtures. 

Appeals court orders state to file response to Ferguson's petition

The order calls upon the state to respond to the claims in Ferguson’s petition, which include a lack of physical evidence, a lack of credible witness testimony and a constitutional violation in the trial's jury selection.

PHOTO GALLERY: Armed forces members honored at wreath laying ceremony

Current cadets honored past members of the armed forces at a wreath laying ceremony Wednesday at Memorial Union.

Steven Watts, MU history professor, wins Thomas Jefferson Award

For 42 of the past 43 years, history professor Steven Watts has been at MU, where he received both his bachelor's and doctoral degrees in history.

TELL US: What one word best describes your mother?

Share one word that best describes your mother in preparation for Mother's Day.


J. KARL MILLER: Throwing stones in a glass-walled political arena

Democrats are out of line for calling Republicans racist and homophobic for opposing certain legislation.

DAVID ROSMAN: Policy and politics or juvenile and conspiratorial?

Missourian columnist George Kennedy asked last week whether Sen. Kurt Schaefer was playing politics or policy. Maybe the question should be: Should Schaefer's actions be considered juvenile and conspiratorial?

Rock Bridge girls soccer beats Hickman in special rivalry match

The Bruins' 2-1 overtime win Wednesday night was the first annual Anna Alioto Memorial Classic, dedicated to former Bruins standout Anna Alioto, who drowned last fall at Northern Michigan University.

Missouri sweeps Western Illinois in doubleheader

Missouri scored 22 runs on 31 hits in a doubleheader Wednesday against Western Illinois. Missouri won the first game 10-5 and the second game 12-4.

Rock Bridge boys tennis defeats Jefferson City

The Bruins' Alex Jones lost at No. 1 in singles but responded with a victory in his doubles match. 

Nicholas Aaron Harbour was a hard worker who loved animals

Nicholas Aaron Harbour was born on Dec. 12, 1988, in Columbia

Grease fire at apartment complex injures two

The fire damaged the stove, range hood, walls surrounding the stove and two kitchen cabinets.

Thomas Hudson served in Army, retired as Columbia Police Department captain

Thomas A. Hudson died Tuesday, April 30, 2013. He was 84.

Women in Greek life launch campaign to build a school

The MU Panhellenic Association presented the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation $20,000 on Tuesday.

Nicholas Aaron Harbour, Dec. 12, 1988 — April 30, 2013, of Columbia

Nicholas Aaron Harbour, 24, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Thomas A. Hudson of Columbia died April 30, 2013

Thomas A. Hudson retired from the Columbia Police Department as a captain after 29 years of service.